The Greenwoods of Denver Co.:Information about *John William Eller
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*John William Eller (b. 1828, d. 1881)*John William Eller (son of *Peter Eller and *Margaret/Margaretha J. Little) was born 1828 in Pennsylvania, and died 1881.He married *Angeline Rogers.
Notes for *John William Eller:
He work as a laborer, couldn't read or write.There was an article in "The History of Hamilton County" by J. W. Lee of 1912 recording an incident that happen to John Eller in 1880.
"In July 1880, John Eller, a farmer residing south of
Williams, was riding a horse and carrying a gun.A small
thunder shower overtook him, and he was struck by lightening.
The lightening struck the gun and was communicated by it to
Mr. Eller's person.It tore off his clothier, melted a silver
watch in his pocket, also melted the melted tacks in his
shoes and a door key in his pocket.It marked him in stripes
down the body and killed the horse he rode.The horse fell
upon his leg and in this condition he was found some time
afterwards.He was insensible and supposed to be dead.
But he revived and though it was thought that he was so
badly injured that he could not survive, he recovered and
was still living in 1892."
Children of *John William Eller and *Angeline Rogers are:
- +*Florence Mae Eller, b. April 1877, Williams, Hamilton County, Iowa, d. 1904, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.